MSA Elections: What You Need to Know
February 1st, 2017
The Management Student Association comprises seven individual roles, including a president, who oversees the association, and six vice-presidents who take on roles managing events, finances, student resources, corporate relations, academics, and marketing. Every year the MSA holds their election for their new executives, during which candidates can choose to run individually or team up to create a slate. Slates typically share the same ideals or political stances, and in the case of the MSA, slates often strive to create a sense of community and intention that they would apply to their potential roles as MSA executives.
Candidates must individually partake in two separate events—the all-candidates forum, in which each person has up to two minutes to introduce themselves, and discussion surrounds pre-set questions posed by the CRO and questions posed by the audience, and the candidate speeches. During the speech evening, candidates have the chance to address the student body and convey their ideas and any campaign points prior to the start of the polling sessions. This year there are 11 individuals running for the seven roles, and Ben Dunn is heading up the process as Chief Returning Officer. More information on each candidate and their platforms, including this year’s slate can be found on Facebook.
The candidates running this year are:
- President: Alan Blackwell
- VP Academics: Marina Costello
- VP Corporate Relations: Dan Brodrick
- VP Events: Maddy Campbell and Jarik Wang
- VP Finance: Ann Huang, Andy Le, Liz Stewart
- VP Marketing: Brooke Cumming, Hannah Magus
- VP Student Resources: Dylan Stevenson
Wednesday, February 1 – Candidate Speeches, EME 1101, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Friday – February 2, 3 – Voting, EME 1161 – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.